The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 40 32 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 47 64 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.24% 5.06% 6.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 5.42% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 25
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +11.62%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1359 1181 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.60% 93.29% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 695 407
Average daily rate £353 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Migration
2 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.58%) Windows
4 12 (12.50%) Informatica
5 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.46%) UNIX
6 10 (10.42%) Banking
7 9 (9.38%) Data Quality
7 9 (9.38%) User Experience
7 9 (9.38%) Data Centre
8 7 (7.29%) Axure RP
8 7 (7.29%) Master Data Management
8 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.29%) Data Management
8 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.29%) Law
8 7 (7.29%) PowerCenter
9 6 (6.25%) Cisco
9 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
9 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
9 6 (6.25%) ITIL
9 6 (6.25%) Oracle
9 6 (6.25%) Photoshop
9 6 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (6.25%) VMware
9 6 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (5.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) SAS
2 2 (2.08%) CICS
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) JBoss
3 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.04%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 6 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.04%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP SD
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (1.04%) Agresso
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Force.com
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Firewall
2 3 (3.13%) SAN
2 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.04%) Network Security
4 1 (1.04%) VPN
4 1 (1.04%) DNS
4 1 (1.04%) SSL
4 1 (1.04%) LDAP
4 1 (1.04%) LAN
4 1 (1.04%) WAN
4 1 (1.04%) DHCP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) PowerCenter
2 4 (4.17%) DB2
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.04%) Kalido
5 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.04%) Selenium
2 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Law
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) International Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
1 3 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.04%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.04%) ISPF
3 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) User Experience
1 9 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.17%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) RMADS
6 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) VSAM
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Windows
2 11 (11.46%) UNIX
3 5 (5.21%) Solaris
3 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) AIX
6 1 (1.04%) HPUX
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) Migration
1 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (7.29%) Data Management
2 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (7.29%) Master Data Management
3 6 (6.25%) ITIL
3 6 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (4.17%) Document Management
4 4 (4.17%) Change Management
5 3 (3.13%) Project Management
5 3 (3.13%) CRM
5 3 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.08%) Security Architecture
6 2 (2.08%) High Availability
6 2 (2.08%) Use Case
6 2 (2.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.08%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.13%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (1.04%) VBA
4 1 (1.04%) REXX
4 1 (1.04%) JCL
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) CISSP
2 2 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CISA
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (4.17%) Veritas File System
3 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.08%) vSphere
5 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.04%) vCloud
5 1 (1.04%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.04%) RACF
5 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) Control-M
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Informatica
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) Cisco
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) SAP
4 5 (5.21%) Veritas
5 4 (4.17%) HP
6 3 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.08%) EMC
7 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.04%) McAfee
8 1 (1.04%) BT
8 1 (1.04%) Lotus
8 1 (1.04%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) BMC
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
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